C.M. Letsinger departed this life on November 9, 2020 at the Autumn Oaks Care Center, Mountain Grove, Missouri, where he had resided a short time. He began this earthly life on January 4, 1930 to parents Cecil and Rosa (Miller) Letsinger. On July 22, 1950, he married the love of his life, Nadine Welton with whom he shared almost 67 years before her passing.
During his lifetime C.M. could stand on the hill of his farm and see the fruits of his many years of labor. He saw lush green pastures with contented cows grazing there. It took long hours, hard work, and a lot of sweat to have a farm considered by many people a model farm. He built his life around the principles of family, love, faith in god, and love of farming. With Nadine by his side, they carved out a place of beauty, from its neatly manicured lawn with beautiful flowers to the large garden to provide food for the family, to the pristine fence rows.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters Florence and Selma.
C.M. leaves a legacy of honest, hard work to his children Chris and Nita Puchta (Ken); two grandchildren Chad Puchta and Amy Post. His six grandchildren will miss his giving and sharing personality. He will be deeply missed by sister Rosalee, and brothers Hershell and Norman. His many other relatives, friends, and neighbors will miss his willingness to help others and share in “farm talk.”
Funeral services for C.M. will be conducted at 11:00 Saturday, November 14, 2020, in the Ava Family Funeral Home Chapel with a visitation being hosted from 10:00 until service time also in the Funeral Home Chapel
C.M.’s life will come to a full circle as he is laid tor rest on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in the Prairie Hollow Cemetery north of Ava, near where he was born.
Family requests donations to be made to Gideon’s in lieu of flowers.
All arrangements are under the care and direction of Ava Family Funeral Home.